I have lived in Waiau for 23 years and am married to Craig Shearer, we have 3 children, Jordan (20) studying Criminal Justice at UC, Jessica and Ashely (13 year old twins)
In 2019 I am studying for the final year of my diploma in Coaching through Southern Institute of Technology.
My career began in customer service 25 years ago at CLEAR Communications, in this role I was the South Island facilitator for training seminars offered to customers of CLEAR. From there I moved to the NZ Institute of Management were I worked as a contract consultant/facilitator for 15 years.
I have my own training/consulting organisation called “Profile Coaching”.
I studied at Canterbury University and graduated with a BSc in psychology, I have continued with distance learning throughout the 23 years I have lived in Waiau; and have clocked up an eclectic list of post degree papers. I am an avid learner.
I have worked for Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa for 15 years as one of their facilitators; training employees across their organisation in customer services, sales and personal development.
BSc Psyschology – Canterbury Univeristy
Business Communication Certificate – Trinity College London
Postgraduate Business Communication – Massey University
Extended DISC Accredited Consultant
Currently studying for Diploma in Coaching through SIT
Launched BTB “BETHE BEST” customers include Hurst Holdings, Little Wonders Preschool, Polkadots Preschool, Strathallan Retirement Village, Tree Bears Hanmer Springs.
2015 – 2010
Facilitator working with Hanmer Thermal Pools and Spa
Managing the Hurunui Business Networking Group
2010 – 1996
Facilitating for NZIM – 3 days a week on average
Facilitating for People Power – several days a month
Facilitating for BTB (Ravensdown Fertiliser, Hanmer Pools) – on contract as needed
1996-1992 Facilitator CLEAR Communications Phone Power Department. South Island Customer Services Trainer and Consultant
I have recently moved back to the home of my childhood and so far its been better than I ever dreamed.
I live on a farm not far from Hawarden with my husband Pip and we have a 16 year old son Sam at Boarding school in Christchurch.
I have been an artist my whole life beginning at a young age as a painter then trained in Visual Communications so I continued as a Graphic designer.
For some reason I found myself in the photography field although it was of no surprise as I have had a camera in hand most of my life as it complimented all my other art interests.
I love food for the eyes and am inspired by many things in my everyday surroundings, landscapes, colours, big skies, light and how it reflects on our landscapes and filters through the trees, enhances colours and creates mood.
I love how it is forever changing, I find myself repeatedly photographing the same things as the light continuously changes through the days and through the seasons.
I create my own prints inspired by my everyday surroundings these you can buy from my online
Fine Art Gallery on my website.
I also work under the name of Watermark Photography (originally Watermark Design) where I photograph all sorts of interesting people doing amazing things for their own business use or for publications.
I also cover events and have photographed many Wedding events so do enjoy photographing people.
I love seeing their different characters and see beauty in their personalities, I get a real kick out of photographing a person that may not necessarily want their photo taken but are pleasantly surprised by the result.
My new passion over the last 3 years has become singing and I go weekly to Christchurch to sing at the Voices Co. Academy where we do modern contemporary pop a Capella as part of a group!
I love this so much and adds even more colour to my life learning something else creative and this time not visual!